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MaryJo Lilly, Market Intelligence Leader
30.11.2022

INDA names MaryJo Lilly as Market Intelligence Leader

INDA, the Association of the Nonwoven Fabrics Industry, has named MaryJo Lilly as its new Market Intelligence Leader. Lilly brings more than 20 years of nonwovens & engineered materials expertise with a background in the disposable, medical and specialty materials industries.

Before starting a consulting firm two years ago, Lilly was Regional Commercial Director of North America for Tredegar Film Products and before that, spent more than a decade as Vice President of Sales at Berry Global in the Health, Hygiene, and Specialties Division growing the personal care and medical markets.

Additionally, Lilly’s leadership experience includes Global Business Director at Clopay Plastic Products and Director of Sales and Marketing for Absorbent Materials at Rayonier Performance Fibers. Lilly holds a Ph.D. from the University of Pittsburgh.

INDA, the Association of the Nonwoven Fabrics Industry, has named MaryJo Lilly as its new Market Intelligence Leader. Lilly brings more than 20 years of nonwovens & engineered materials expertise with a background in the disposable, medical and specialty materials industries.

Before starting a consulting firm two years ago, Lilly was Regional Commercial Director of North America for Tredegar Film Products and before that, spent more than a decade as Vice President of Sales at Berry Global in the Health, Hygiene, and Specialties Division growing the personal care and medical markets.

Additionally, Lilly’s leadership experience includes Global Business Director at Clopay Plastic Products and Director of Sales and Marketing for Absorbent Materials at Rayonier Performance Fibers. Lilly holds a Ph.D. from the University of Pittsburgh.

With her industry knowledge and extensive network, Lilly will develop, issue and present reports, presentations and data to support INDA, member decision-making and the industry. She will, through collaboration with market participants and subject matter experts, develop and maintain relevant industry statistics, reports and surveys on the North American and worldwide markets by major segments and processing technologies.

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28.09.2022

INDA mourns loss of Industry Leader and Executive Committee Appointee Walter G. Jones

INDA, the Association of the Nonwoven Fabrics Industry, is mourning the loss of Walter “Walt” G. Jones, Chief Executive Officer, Precision Fabrics Group, Inc., of Greensboro, NC, who passed away Sept. 22.

He is being remembered fondly by the association for his strong contributions as a leader, mentor, and advocate for the nonwoven industry. INDA, in particular, benefited from Jones’ vast industry and business knowledge as an INDA Executive Committee Appointee for over 20 years. Jones started his career at Burlington Industries in 1977 and was named president and CEO, in 1999 of Precision Fabrics Group Inc., a spin-off of Burlington Industries. Jones was a graduate of the University of Cincinnati and the Wharton School of Finance.

“INDA is saddened by the loss of a true industry leader who devoted his career to advancing the nonwoven & engineered material industry,” said INDA President Tony Fragnito. “Walt Jones will be missed by all of us at INDA and by the many professionals whose careers and businesses were positively impacted by his expertise. We extend our deepest sympathies to his family.”

INDA, the Association of the Nonwoven Fabrics Industry, is mourning the loss of Walter “Walt” G. Jones, Chief Executive Officer, Precision Fabrics Group, Inc., of Greensboro, NC, who passed away Sept. 22.

He is being remembered fondly by the association for his strong contributions as a leader, mentor, and advocate for the nonwoven industry. INDA, in particular, benefited from Jones’ vast industry and business knowledge as an INDA Executive Committee Appointee for over 20 years. Jones started his career at Burlington Industries in 1977 and was named president and CEO, in 1999 of Precision Fabrics Group Inc., a spin-off of Burlington Industries. Jones was a graduate of the University of Cincinnati and the Wharton School of Finance.

“INDA is saddened by the loss of a true industry leader who devoted his career to advancing the nonwoven & engineered material industry,” said INDA President Tony Fragnito. “Walt Jones will be missed by all of us at INDA and by the many professionals whose careers and businesses were positively impacted by his expertise. We extend our deepest sympathies to his family.”

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Wes Fisher INDA Director of Government Affairs (c) INDA
Wes Fisher INDA Director of Government Affairs
22.09.2022

INDA: Wes Fisher new Director of Government Affairs

INDA, the Association of the Nonwoven Fabrics Industry, has named government relations and external affairs strategist and advocate Wes Fisher as its new Director of Government Affairs to raise the association’s profile in Washington, D.C. He brings strong liaising skills advancing industries’ interest to regulatory agencies such as the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, U.S. Department of Agriculture, Food and Drug Administration, and state-level departments.

Most recently, he was senior director of government affairs at the Pet Advocacy Network where he led government relations and legislative strategy for the pet care industry’s national trade association.  Fisher’s background includes providing testimony on hundreds of bills and regulations for associations and creating policy positions, notably on single-use plastics and sustainability.
He has held positions working at the American Legislative Exchange Council and then the National Automatic Merchandising Association where he led state government relations and external affairs for the 1,000-members representing the vending and retail industry.   

INDA, the Association of the Nonwoven Fabrics Industry, has named government relations and external affairs strategist and advocate Wes Fisher as its new Director of Government Affairs to raise the association’s profile in Washington, D.C. He brings strong liaising skills advancing industries’ interest to regulatory agencies such as the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, U.S. Department of Agriculture, Food and Drug Administration, and state-level departments.

Most recently, he was senior director of government affairs at the Pet Advocacy Network where he led government relations and legislative strategy for the pet care industry’s national trade association.  Fisher’s background includes providing testimony on hundreds of bills and regulations for associations and creating policy positions, notably on single-use plastics and sustainability.
He has held positions working at the American Legislative Exchange Council and then the National Automatic Merchandising Association where he led state government relations and external affairs for the 1,000-members representing the vending and retail industry.   

At INDA, he will serve as the liaison between the industry and government legislative and regulatory bodies by preparing formal submissions to the federal government articulating industry positions, and representing INDA on the Industry Trade Advisory Committee for Textiles and Apparel (ITAC 12) among other responsibilities in this key position.

Fisher holds a Bachelor’s degree in Political Science from James Madison University in Harrisonburg, VA. He also sits on the board of directors of the Washington Area State Relations Group, and was appointed by the Governor of Virginia to serve on the State Rare Disease Council.

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Matt O’Sickey
12.09.2022

Matt O’Sickey INDA’s New Director of Education & Technical Affairs

  • Experienced nonwovens professional with extensive hygiene, food, medical, and packaging background will strengthen INDA’s key member service areas

INDA, the Association of the Nonwoven Fabrics Industry, announced the appointment of Matt O’Sickey, Ph.D., as its new Director of Education & Technical Affairs. An accomplished market development, technology and product management executive, O’Sickey has more than 20 years of experience with Tredegar Film Products in the absorbent hygiene, food, and medical sectors.

Most recently, he held Director positions at RKW-North America in the areas of research and development, product design, application engineering, site operations, quality, and technology with a focus on breathable, and lamination films for controlled atmosphere packaging.

At INDA, O’Sickey will direct and expand workforce development programs for all industry members, manage the international harmonized standards activities, and play a leadership role in INDA’s product stewardship working groups and conference content development committees.  

  • Experienced nonwovens professional with extensive hygiene, food, medical, and packaging background will strengthen INDA’s key member service areas

INDA, the Association of the Nonwoven Fabrics Industry, announced the appointment of Matt O’Sickey, Ph.D., as its new Director of Education & Technical Affairs. An accomplished market development, technology and product management executive, O’Sickey has more than 20 years of experience with Tredegar Film Products in the absorbent hygiene, food, and medical sectors.

Most recently, he held Director positions at RKW-North America in the areas of research and development, product design, application engineering, site operations, quality, and technology with a focus on breathable, and lamination films for controlled atmosphere packaging.

At INDA, O’Sickey will direct and expand workforce development programs for all industry members, manage the international harmonized standards activities, and play a leadership role in INDA’s product stewardship working groups and conference content development committees.  

O’Sickey has a Ph.D. in Chemical Engineering and a Master’s degree in Engineering Administration, both from Virginia Tech as well as a Bachelor of Science in Chemical Engineering from Purdue University. He holds three U.S. patents. He will operate out of INDA’s offices in Cary, NC.

O’Sickey succeeds Chris Plotz who left INDA to pursue other interests. 

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Ryan Ragan, new Director of Membership and Industry Relations at INDA Photo: INDA. Ryan Ragan, new Director of Membership and Industry Relations
18.08.2022

INDA: Ryan Ragan New Director of Membership and Industry Relations

INDA, the Association of the Nonwoven Fabrics Industry, has named experienced operations and development officer Ryan Ragan as its new Director of Membership and Industry Relations to retain and grow memberships and enhance member values. He brings 20 years of experience from various bio-medical and healthcare organizations.

For the past four years he worked in domestic and international business development at the Accreditation Commission for Health Care, (ACHC).
He began his career the U. S. Marines before transitioning to business after being discharged. Ragan also helped the Central Jersey Blood Center achieve record-setting growth in his first two years as its Chief Operating Officer. In another role, he trained management candidates at Grifols to take over and run both existing and start up biomedical facilities.

As Business Development Manager for ACHC, he helped develop and launch pharmaceutical and home health programs in Italy and Saudi Arabia.  Ragan’s team also oversaw relationships with state and national associations.

INDA, the Association of the Nonwoven Fabrics Industry, has named experienced operations and development officer Ryan Ragan as its new Director of Membership and Industry Relations to retain and grow memberships and enhance member values. He brings 20 years of experience from various bio-medical and healthcare organizations.

For the past four years he worked in domestic and international business development at the Accreditation Commission for Health Care, (ACHC).
He began his career the U. S. Marines before transitioning to business after being discharged. Ragan also helped the Central Jersey Blood Center achieve record-setting growth in his first two years as its Chief Operating Officer. In another role, he trained management candidates at Grifols to take over and run both existing and start up biomedical facilities.

As Business Development Manager for ACHC, he helped develop and launch pharmaceutical and home health programs in Italy and Saudi Arabia.  Ragan’s team also oversaw relationships with state and national associations.

At INDA, he will work with members to help identify opportunities and work internally to determine how INDA can be a resource for solutions.  He will strive to add additional value to INDA members through education and new service lines.

Ragan holds a bachelor’s degree in Business, from the University of Phoenix.

 

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14.06.2022

INDA promotes Tony Fragnito to President

The Board of Directors at INDA, Association of the Nonwoven Fabrics Industry, elevated Tony Fragnito from Chief Operating Officer of INDA to President of INDA effective May 31. Fragnito will assume the position currently held by Dave Rousse, who will become President Emeritus and provide support and assistance to Fragnito as needed until Rousse fully retires in January, 2023.

Fragnito joined INDA November 29, 2021 as Chief Operating Officer and has been leading INDA’s implementation of its new Strategic Plan, as well as updating INDA’s technology platform. This follows decades of leadership experience assisting trade and professional organizations in realizing their organizational and operational potential. A certified public accountant, Fragnito brings strong financial acumen in addition to extensive information technology, human resource and program management accomplishments from organizations representing a variety of professions and industries.  

The Board of Directors at INDA, Association of the Nonwoven Fabrics Industry, elevated Tony Fragnito from Chief Operating Officer of INDA to President of INDA effective May 31. Fragnito will assume the position currently held by Dave Rousse, who will become President Emeritus and provide support and assistance to Fragnito as needed until Rousse fully retires in January, 2023.

Fragnito joined INDA November 29, 2021 as Chief Operating Officer and has been leading INDA’s implementation of its new Strategic Plan, as well as updating INDA’s technology platform. This follows decades of leadership experience assisting trade and professional organizations in realizing their organizational and operational potential. A certified public accountant, Fragnito brings strong financial acumen in addition to extensive information technology, human resource and program management accomplishments from organizations representing a variety of professions and industries.  

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Participants Embrace Renewed Face-to-Face Business with Global Leaders in Nonwovens & Engineered Materials at IDEA® 2022 and FiltXPO™ (c) INDA
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06.04.2022

IDEA® Achievement Award honorees

  • Participants Embrace Renewed Face-to-Face Business with Global Leaders in Nonwovens & Engineered Materials at IDEA® 2022 and FiltXPO™

Approximately 5,000 participants embraced the opportunity to again engage in face-to-face business meetings with global leaders in nonwovens and engineered materials at IDEA® 2022 in Miami Beach, Fla., co-located with the second FiltXPO™,  North American’s only exhibition and conference dedicated exclusively to filtration and separation.

Industry participants at IDEA® 2022,  the 21 st edition of the world’s preeminent event for nonwovens and engineered fabric professionals, expressed their business confidence through the floor exhibits and the return to face-to-face business interaction. Scott Beir, Executive Officer, CFM Global, called IDEA® 2022 “an exceptional show.”

Bob Usher, Technical Director, US Fibers, added that his company made valuable business connections. According to Rolk Kammermann, Head of Sales and Marketing, Innovative Swiss Made Nonwovens, “the size and scope of IDEA and FiltXPO have been excellent for us as both exhibitors and as visitors.”

  • Participants Embrace Renewed Face-to-Face Business with Global Leaders in Nonwovens & Engineered Materials at IDEA® 2022 and FiltXPO™

Approximately 5,000 participants embraced the opportunity to again engage in face-to-face business meetings with global leaders in nonwovens and engineered materials at IDEA® 2022 in Miami Beach, Fla., co-located with the second FiltXPO™,  North American’s only exhibition and conference dedicated exclusively to filtration and separation.

Industry participants at IDEA® 2022,  the 21 st edition of the world’s preeminent event for nonwovens and engineered fabric professionals, expressed their business confidence through the floor exhibits and the return to face-to-face business interaction. Scott Beir, Executive Officer, CFM Global, called IDEA® 2022 “an exceptional show.”

Bob Usher, Technical Director, US Fibers, added that his company made valuable business connections. According to Rolk Kammermann, Head of Sales and Marketing, Innovative Swiss Made Nonwovens, “the size and scope of IDEA and FiltXPO have been excellent for us as both exhibitors and as visitors.”

Organized by INDA, IDEA® also featured five essential nonwovens training classes; market presentations from China, Asia, Europe, North America and South America; industry recognitions with the IDEA® Achievement Awards and the IDEA® Lifetime Achievement Awards; and a welcome reception celebration.

Also, organized by INDA, FiltXPO™ featured five panels of global leaders in filtration and separation for the first-ever “Summit for Global Change,” discussing societal challenges such as indoor air quality, environmental sustainability, pandemic readiness, clean water, and filtration standards.  The event also featured a 1.5-day filter media training course, and sessions highlighting filter media market trends and filtration industry statistics.  

Exhibitors and attendees noted the welcome return to meeting face-to-face among industry senior leaders participating in the three-day event.

A highlight of IDEA® was the announcement of the IDEA® Achievement Awards by INDA, in partnership with Nonwovens Industry magazine. Moderated by Rousse and Karen McIntyre, Editor, Nonwovens Industry the awards recognize the leading introductions in equipment, raw materials, short-life, long-life and nonwovens products, and sustainability, since the previous IDEA® Exposition in 2019.

In addition, INDA presented the IDEA® 2022 Lifetime Achievement Award to Val Hollingsworth, board chair and CEO of Hollingsworth & Vose, and Nonwovens Industry presented the IDEA® Entrepreneur Achievement Award to Doug Brown, president of Biax-Fiberfilm/5K Fibres at the event.

IDEA® 2022 Achievement Awards winners:

  • IDEA®  Equipment Achievement Award – Elastic Thread Anchoring (ETA) Sonotrode – Herrmann Ultrasonics, Inc.
  • IDEA®  Raw Material Achievement Award – ODOGard – Rem Brands, Inc.
  • IDEA® Short-Life Product Achievement Award – LifeSavers Wipes – LifeSavers LLC
  • IDEA® Long-Life Product Achievement Award – Nanofiber Cabin Air Filter – MANN + HUMMEL GmbH
  • IDEA®  Sustainability Advancement Award – Fiber-based Screw Caps – Glatfelter Corp. and Blue Ocean Closures
  • IDEA®  Nonwoven Product Achievement Award – HYDRASPUN® Aquaflo – Sustainable Nonwoven Substrates – Suominen Corporation
  • IDEA®, the Preeminent Event for the Nonwovens & Engineered Fabrics Industry, will next be held on its new 24-month schedule on April 23-25, 2024 in Miami Beach, Florida.

 

Names of the IDEA® Achievement Award honorees pictured:

Row 1, Left to right:
IDEA® Long-Life Product Achievement Award winner, Jon Nichols, MANN + HUMMEL, GmbH and Dave Rousse – Nanofiber Cabin Air Filter – MANN + HUMMEL, GmbH
IDEA®  Nonwoven Product Achievement Award winners, Pramod Shanbhag, Suominen Corporation, Karen McIntyre, Nonwovens Industry Magazine, and Avinav Nandgaonkar, HYDRASPUN® Aquaflo – Sustainable Nonwoven Substrates – Suominen Corporation
Row 2, left to right:
IDEA® Short-Life Product Achievement Award winner, Georgia Crawford, LifeSavers Wipes – LifeSavers LLC, and Karen McIntyre, Nonwovens Industry Magazine
IDEA® 2022 Lifetime Achievement Award winner, Val Hollingsworth, Hollingsworth & Vose, and Dave Rousse, President, INDA
IDEA®  Equipment Achievement Award winners, Uwe Peregi, Dave Rousse, and Thomas Herrmann – Elastic Thread Anchoring (ETA) Sonotrode – Herrmann Ultrasonics Inc.
Row 3, left to right:
IDEA®  Raw Material Achievement Award winner, David Schneider, ODOGard – Rem Brands, Inc. and Dave Rousse, INDA
IDEA®  Sustainability Advancement Award winner, Chris Astley, and Karen McIntyre Fiber-based Screw Caps – Glatfelter Corp. and Blue Ocean Closures
IDEA® Entrepreneur Achievement Award winner, Doug Brown, Biax-Fiberfilm / 5K Fibres

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Vorsitzende und stellvertretende Vorsitzende des VDMA Textilmaschinenbau: Verena Thies, Dr. Janpeter Horn, Regina Brückner.
31.03.2022

VDMA: Dr. Janpeter Horn neuer Vorsitzender des Fachverbands Textilmaschinen

Dr. Janpeter Horn, Geschäftsführer der August Herzog Maschinenfabrik, ist neuer Vorsitzender des VDMA Fachverbands Textilmaschinen. Dr. Horn wurde auf der Mitgliederversammlung des Verbandes in Leonberg gewählt. Komplettiert wird der neue Vorstand durch Frau Regina Brückner, geschäftsführende Gesellschafterin der Brückner Trockentechnik und Frau Verena Thies, geschäftsführende Gesellschafterin der Thies Textilmaschinen, die zu stellvertretenden Vorsitzenden gewählt wurden.

Nach seiner Wahl erklärte Dr. Horn: „Ich freue mich, Frau Brückner und Frau Thies an meiner Seite zu haben. Beide sind seit vielen Jahren im Vorstand des VDMA Textilmaschinen sowie im Europäischen Komitee der Textilmaschinenhersteller CEMATEX tätig. Mit diesem Team sind wir gut aufgestellt, um die Interessen der Branche auf nationaler und internationaler Ebene wirksam zu vertreten.“

Herzog mit Sitz im norddeutschen Oldenburg ist ein Traditionsunternehmen und zugleich der innovativste Entwickler und Hersteller von Flecht- und Spulmaschinen. Weltweite Referenzen in der Flecht- und Wickeltechnik bestätigen die Technologie- und Qualitätsführerschaft des Unternehmens.

Dr. Janpeter Horn, Geschäftsführer der August Herzog Maschinenfabrik, ist neuer Vorsitzender des VDMA Fachverbands Textilmaschinen. Dr. Horn wurde auf der Mitgliederversammlung des Verbandes in Leonberg gewählt. Komplettiert wird der neue Vorstand durch Frau Regina Brückner, geschäftsführende Gesellschafterin der Brückner Trockentechnik und Frau Verena Thies, geschäftsführende Gesellschafterin der Thies Textilmaschinen, die zu stellvertretenden Vorsitzenden gewählt wurden.

Nach seiner Wahl erklärte Dr. Horn: „Ich freue mich, Frau Brückner und Frau Thies an meiner Seite zu haben. Beide sind seit vielen Jahren im Vorstand des VDMA Textilmaschinen sowie im Europäischen Komitee der Textilmaschinenhersteller CEMATEX tätig. Mit diesem Team sind wir gut aufgestellt, um die Interessen der Branche auf nationaler und internationaler Ebene wirksam zu vertreten.“

Herzog mit Sitz im norddeutschen Oldenburg ist ein Traditionsunternehmen und zugleich der innovativste Entwickler und Hersteller von Flecht- und Spulmaschinen. Weltweite Referenzen in der Flecht- und Wickeltechnik bestätigen die Technologie- und Qualitätsführerschaft des Unternehmens.

Der neue Fachverbandsvorstand für die Legislaturperiode bis 2026 setzt sich zusammen aus:

  • Dr. Janpeter Horn (Vorsitzender), August Herzog Maschinenfabrik
  • Regina Brückner (stellvertretende Vorsitzende), BRÜCKNER Trockentechnik
  • Verena Thies (Stellvertretende Vorsitzende), THIES
  • Peter D. Dornier, Lindauer DORNIER
  • Stefan Flöth, A. Monforts Textilmaschinen
  • Arno Gärtner, KARL MAYER STOLL Textilmaschinenfabrik
  • Markus Kleindorp, MEMMINGER-IRO
  • Andreas Lukas, ANDRITZ Küsters
  • Benjamin Mayer, Mayer & Cie.
  • Dr. Jörg Morgner, Temafa Maschinenfabrik
  • Benjamin Reiners, Reiners + Fürst
  • Dr. Uwe Rondé, Saurer Gruppe
  • Eric Schöller, Groz-Beckert
  • Georg Stausberg, Oerlikon Textile
  • Heinrich Trützschler, Trützschler Gruppe
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INDA Announces Six New Board Members and Officers (c) INDA
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08.03.2022

INDA Announces Six New Board Members and Officers

  • INDA, the Association of the Nonwoven Fabrics Industry, today announced six new board members and its 2022 slate of officers to guide the success of the nonwovens industry and its members.

Elected by the INDA membership to three-year terms that began on March 1, the new board members bring a high level of diverse expertise and insight to the management of the association as it moves forward with its vibrant growth.

“I am delighted to welcome such a strong group of new board members who bring deep industry knowledge and insights to provide strategic stewardship for our association,” said Dave Rousse, INDA President. “We look forward to working with them to advance INDA’s new value proposition to enhance our industry’s leadership position and deliver greater value to our members.”

The new board members are from global leaders Lenzing Group, Bast Fibre Technologies, Reifenhauser Reicofil, Rockline Industries, Hollingsworth & Vose Company and Principle Business Enterprises.  

  • INDA, the Association of the Nonwoven Fabrics Industry, today announced six new board members and its 2022 slate of officers to guide the success of the nonwovens industry and its members.

Elected by the INDA membership to three-year terms that began on March 1, the new board members bring a high level of diverse expertise and insight to the management of the association as it moves forward with its vibrant growth.

“I am delighted to welcome such a strong group of new board members who bring deep industry knowledge and insights to provide strategic stewardship for our association,” said Dave Rousse, INDA President. “We look forward to working with them to advance INDA’s new value proposition to enhance our industry’s leadership position and deliver greater value to our members.”

The new board members are from global leaders Lenzing Group, Bast Fibre Technologies, Reifenhauser Reicofil, Rockline Industries, Hollingsworth & Vose Company and Principle Business Enterprises.  

INDA also announced Bryan Haynes, Ph.D., R&E Technical Director Kimberly-Clark, has been named Chairman of the Board. Barbara Lawless, Vice President Sales and Marketing, Medical Products, Precision Fabrics Group, Inc. has been elected Vice Chair of Finance, and Richard Altice, President and CEO of NatureWorks, has been appointed to INDA’s Executive Committee.

The new board members are:

  • Jürgen Eizinger, Senior Commercial Director, Nonwovens Business EU/AM/MEA, Lenzing Group

Eizinger has nearly 20 years of fiber industry experience. He has been with the Lenzing Group since 2001 and most recently was Vice President of the Global Nonwoven Business. He has worked at multiple locations around the world and held various commercial, engineering and technical customer services roles.

  • Jim Posa, President and General Manager, Bast Fibre Technologies, Inc.

Posa has 30-plus years of nonwovens experience and has successfully led businesses from startups to some of the largest companies in the nonwovens market. He has developed and implemented strategic business, development, operational and acquisition growth plans. His teams have worked with businesses focused on most of the major end use markets such as hygiene, wipes, filtration, medical and industrial. As a senior executive, Posa has led global businesses at Fiberweb, BP/Amoco, CEO of a Nisseki/Amoco joint venture (ANCI), Lydall, and Nitto America. A long-time INDA supporter, he has previously served on committees and as a Board member.

  • Markus Mueller – Sales Director and Board Member, Reifenhauser Reicofil

Mueller brings to the INDA Board 35 years of experience with Reifenhauser in the nonwovens and film industries. His experience has included roles as PLC Engineer, Commissioning Engineer, Project Manager and Sales Manager. Mueller has extensive knowledge of the global hygiene and medical nonwovens markets. He holds a degree in Electrical Engineering from the Technical University of Cologne.

  • Matt Koele, Director of Global Materials Development, Rockline Industries

Koele is based at Rockline’s headquarters in Sheboygan, WI.  Before joining Rockline in 2012, he has held several business and Research and Development (R&D) leadership positions at SC Johnson and Kimberly-Clark Corporation. An inventor with over 10 patents, Koele is a magna cum laude graduate of Michigan Technological University in Chemical Engineering.

  • Mike Clark, President, Filtration Solutions, Hollingsworth & Vose Company

Clark joined H&V in 2003 and has held numerous leadership positions in the U.S. and Germany. He previously served as the President of the High Efficiency and Specialty Filtration Division from 2009 to 2020.  Before joining H&V, Clark was a strategy consultant for eight years working with Fortune 100 manufacturing companies. He holds a bachelor’s in Mechanical Engineering from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute.

  • Andrew Stocking, Ph.D., President and CEO, Principle Business Enterprises, Inc. (PBE)

Stocking joined PBE in 2017 after a career in engineering, technology, nonprofits and government. He was named President and COO in 2018, then President and CEO in 2020, becoming the third-generation leader of the family-owned organization. He previously held roles in the private sector and within federal government offices, including the Department of Energy and Congressional Budget Office. He earned a BS in Chemical Engineering and an MS in Civil Engineering from Stanford University, and a Ph.D. in Resource Economics from the University of Maryland.

The 21-member board is comprised of elected Board Officers. One-third of the entire Board is elected each year for a three-year term by a majority vote of INDA’s general membership. INDA’s Executive Committee, empowered to act on behalf of the Board between meetings, consists of the Board Officers plus four appointees.

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Online Voting Opens for “Best of the Best” IDEA® Achievement Awards
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02.03.2022

Online Voting Opens for “Best of the Best” IDEA® Achievement Awards

  • Winners in Six Categories to be Announced at IDEA® 2022 in Miami Beach

Online voting for the prestigious IDEA® Achievement Awards representing the “best of the best” innovations in the global nonwovens and engineered fabrics industry in six categories will open on Feb. 28.

Industry professionals will have the opportunity to vote for the winners from the finalists and see award-winning achievements in person at IDEA® 2022, the World’s Preeminent Event for Nonwovens & Engineered Fabrics, March 28-31, at the Miami Beach Convention Center.

Presented by INDA, in partnership with Nonwovens Industry magazine, the awards recognize the leading introductions in equipment, raw materials, short-life, long-life and nonwovens products, and sustainability. To vote on the Nonwovens Industry website, visit: https://www.nonwovens-industry.com/idea-reg-achievement-awards

In addition, INDA will unveil the IDEA® 2022 Lifetime Achievement Award honoree and Nonwovens Industry will announce the IDEA® Entrepreneur Achievement Award recipient at the event. 

  • Winners in Six Categories to be Announced at IDEA® 2022 in Miami Beach

Online voting for the prestigious IDEA® Achievement Awards representing the “best of the best” innovations in the global nonwovens and engineered fabrics industry in six categories will open on Feb. 28.

Industry professionals will have the opportunity to vote for the winners from the finalists and see award-winning achievements in person at IDEA® 2022, the World’s Preeminent Event for Nonwovens & Engineered Fabrics, March 28-31, at the Miami Beach Convention Center.

Presented by INDA, in partnership with Nonwovens Industry magazine, the awards recognize the leading introductions in equipment, raw materials, short-life, long-life and nonwovens products, and sustainability. To vote on the Nonwovens Industry website, visit: https://www.nonwovens-industry.com/idea-reg-achievement-awards

In addition, INDA will unveil the IDEA® 2022 Lifetime Achievement Award honoree and Nonwovens Industry will announce the IDEA® Entrepreneur Achievement Award recipient at the event. 

All of the winners will be announced on March 30 at a ceremony at IDEA® from 9:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. moderated by Dave Rousse, President, INDA and Karen, McIntyre, Editor, Nonwovens Industry.

Finalists Named

The INDA Technical Advisory Board, consisting of technical professionals from member companies, has narrowed the competition from more than 100 online nominations to the following 18 finalists selected for their leading innovations since the last IDEA show in 2019.

Now, the industry will have the chance to select their top choices from the three finalists in each of the following six categories through the online voting process:

1-    IDEA® Equipment Achievement Award

ESC-8 – Curt G. Joa, Inc.
Elastic Thread Anchoring (ETA) Sonotrode – Herrmann Ultrasonics Inc.
Doffer Airlay Card – Technoplants SRL
 

2-    IDEA® Raw Material Achievement Award

sero™ premium hemp fiber – Bast Fibre Technologies Inc.
ODOGard – Rem Brands, Inc.
SharoWIPES™ – Sharon Laboratories
 

3-    IDEA® Short-Life Product Achievement Award

MDP™ – Dermasteel, Ltd.
Organic 2.0 – Ellepot A/S
LifeSavers Wipes – LifeSavers LLC
 

4-     IDEA® Long-Life Product Achievement Award

Canopy Hero Pro – Canopy
Long-Life Cellulose-based Nonwovens for Higher Performance in Reusable Baby Diapers – Kelheim Fibres GmbH and Sumo Diapers
Nanofiber Cabin Air Filter – MANN + HUMMEL GmbH
 

5-    IDEA® Sustainability Advancement Award

Pureflow8 – In Flight Material Separator – Diaper Recycling Technology Pte. Ltd.
Fitesa® 100 Percent BioBased Bico – Fitesa
Fiber-based Screw Caps – Glatfelter Corp. and Blue Ocean Closures
 

6-    IDEA® Nonwoven Product Achievement Award

Sontara® Silk – Glatfelter Corp.
HYDRASPUN® Aquaflo – Sustainable Nonwoven Substrates – Suominen Corporation
LS SAF™ Nonwoven Fabrics –Technical Absorbents
 

Moving forward after this year, the IDEA® Achievement Award will be presented every two years under the new cycle announced for the event with the subsequent IDEA® taking place April 23-25, 2024.

Quelle:

INDA, Association of the Nonwoven Fabrics Industry

(c) INDA
Jen Greenamoyer
17.02.2022

INDA Appoints Jen Greenamoyer as New Director of Government Affairs

  • Experienced government affairs professional with EPA background to advocate for the nonwovens association in public policy forums

INDA, The Association of the Nonwoven Fabrics Industry, has named experienced policy advocate Jennifer “Jen” Greenamoyer as its new Director of Government Affairs to raise the association’s profile in Washington, D.C. She brings 25 years of experience at associations, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and on Capitol Hill.  

Most recently, she was senior government relations liaison and the principal lobbyist at the American Institute of Physics (AIP) for 15 years, where she represented the association to Congress and lobbied for appropriations. Greenamoyer has strong expertise in science policy and education that will enhance her role as an information resource for INDA members, staff, and others on government affairs’ matters affecting the industry.

  • Experienced government affairs professional with EPA background to advocate for the nonwovens association in public policy forums

INDA, The Association of the Nonwoven Fabrics Industry, has named experienced policy advocate Jennifer “Jen” Greenamoyer as its new Director of Government Affairs to raise the association’s profile in Washington, D.C. She brings 25 years of experience at associations, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and on Capitol Hill.  

Most recently, she was senior government relations liaison and the principal lobbyist at the American Institute of Physics (AIP) for 15 years, where she represented the association to Congress and lobbied for appropriations. Greenamoyer has strong expertise in science policy and education that will enhance her role as an information resource for INDA members, staff, and others on government affairs’ matters affecting the industry.

She began her career working at the EPA in the Office of Water and then the Office of Policy. Greenamoyer also trained EPA staff on regulation development and worked on small business regulatory relief. On Capitol Hill, Greenamoyer worked as professional staff for the House Committee on Small Business where she specialized in regulations about environmental and labor issues.

As Director of External Affairs for the Sea Grant Association, she secured annual appropriations, monitored legislative developments, and represented the association to federal agencies and the Administration on issues of interest, funding opportunities and joint programs.

At INDA, she will serve as the liaison between the industry and government legislative and regulatory bodies by preparing formal submissions to the federal government articulating industry positions, and representing INDA on the Industry Trade Advisory Committee for Textiles and Apparel (ITAC 13) among other responsibilities in this key position.

Weitere Informationen:
INDA
Quelle:

INDA

Tony Fragnito (c) INDA
Tony Fragnito
29.11.2021

INDA Hires New Chief Operating Officer

  • Tony Fragnito Will Oversee INDA’s Business Operations

INDA, the Association of the Nonwoven Fabrics Industry, announced that Anthony “Tony” Fragnito has joined the company as chief operating officer reporting to INDA president, Dave Rousse. Fragnito will take a lead role in updating INDA’s technology platform, financial operations and implementing INDA’s new Strategic Plan.

He brings decades of leadership experience assisting trade and professional organizations in realizing their organizational and operational potential. A certified public accountant, Tony brings strong financial acumen in addition to extensive technology, human resource and program management accomplishments from organizations representing a variety of professions and industries. He most recently was chief financial officer of International Society of Automation (ISA) in Research Triangle Park, NC. Before that he was chief executive officer of XBRL International, Inc. an international consortium of companies which developed and promoted technologies for the collection of business and financial data. He is a graduate of George Mason University and a resident of New Hill, NC.

  • Tony Fragnito Will Oversee INDA’s Business Operations

INDA, the Association of the Nonwoven Fabrics Industry, announced that Anthony “Tony” Fragnito has joined the company as chief operating officer reporting to INDA president, Dave Rousse. Fragnito will take a lead role in updating INDA’s technology platform, financial operations and implementing INDA’s new Strategic Plan.

He brings decades of leadership experience assisting trade and professional organizations in realizing their organizational and operational potential. A certified public accountant, Tony brings strong financial acumen in addition to extensive technology, human resource and program management accomplishments from organizations representing a variety of professions and industries. He most recently was chief financial officer of International Society of Automation (ISA) in Research Triangle Park, NC. Before that he was chief executive officer of XBRL International, Inc. an international consortium of companies which developed and promoted technologies for the collection of business and financial data. He is a graduate of George Mason University and a resident of New Hill, NC.

“Tony combines an entrepreneurial spirit with the strategic executive management skills INDA needs as we implement our new, 5-pillar strategic plan,” said Dave Rousse, INDA president. “I look forward to working with him to keep INDA an organization in constant pursuit of excellence providing ever greater value to our industry and our members.”  

“It is an exciting time for me to join INDA and build on the strong programs that have helped the industry and members achieve success, shared Fragnito. “INDA has a strong team, well led, that I look forward to working with as we plow new ground toward industry relevance.”

Quelle:

INDA

75 Jahre Hohenstein - Mit festen Wurzeln weltweit vernetzt © Hohenstein
Heute zeigt sich Hohenstein am Stammsitz in Bönnigheim mit Schloss und modernen Gebäudekomplexen als vielseitiger Dienstleister.
04.01.2021

75 Jahre Hohenstein - Mit festen Wurzeln weltweit vernetzt

BÖNNIGHEIM - Der Textilprüfdienstleister und Forschungspartner Hohenstein hat Grund zum Feiern: In diesem Jahr steht das 75-jährige Firmenjubiläum an. Grund zur Freude auch für Prof. Dr. Stefan Mecheels, Inhaber des in dritter Generation familiengeführten Unternehmens: “Unser Motto We live textiles ist nicht nur auf das Jubiläumsjahr gemünzt, sondern drückt genau das aus, was uns seit vielen Jahrzehnten ausmacht – unsere kollektive Begeisterung für Textilien und die Chance, in der textilen Welt mit unseren Lösungsansätzen etwas zu bewegen.“

BÖNNIGHEIM - Der Textilprüfdienstleister und Forschungspartner Hohenstein hat Grund zum Feiern: In diesem Jahr steht das 75-jährige Firmenjubiläum an. Grund zur Freude auch für Prof. Dr. Stefan Mecheels, Inhaber des in dritter Generation familiengeführten Unternehmens: “Unser Motto We live textiles ist nicht nur auf das Jubiläumsjahr gemünzt, sondern drückt genau das aus, was uns seit vielen Jahrzehnten ausmacht – unsere kollektive Begeisterung für Textilien und die Chance, in der textilen Welt mit unseren Lösungsansätzen etwas zu bewegen.“

Erfolgreiche Wurzeln
Als Prof. Dr.-Ing. Otto Mecheels im Frühjahr 1946 die damaligen Hohensteiner Institute auf Schloss Hohenstein bei Bönnigheim gründete, legte er den Grundstein für ein international agierendes Unternehmen. Sein Sohn, Prof. Dr. rer. nat. Jürgen Mecheels führte das Familienunternehmen mit zeitgemäßen Strukturen und neuen Bereichen wie beispielsweise der Tragekomfortprüfung von Bekleidung, der Textilveredlung oder der Wäscherei/Chemischreinigung erfolgreich weiter. Im Jahr 1995 übergab er die Leitung an seinen Sohn, Prof. Dr. Stefan Mecheels, der mit neuen Akzenten wie beispielsweise der Schadstoffanalytik auch den globalen Erfolg des STANDARD 100 by OEKO-TEX® vorantrieb und die internationale Ausrichtung des Unternehmens bis heute prägt. Noch mehr Marktnähe gewährleisten nicht zuletzt das seit 2011 bestehende Prüflabor in Hongkong sowie die 2018 eröffneten Hohenstein Textil-Prüflabore in Bangladesch und Indien.

Lösungen für die globale Textilindustrie
Heute ist Hohenstein auf die Prüfung, Zertifizierung und Erforschung textiler Produkte aller Art spezialisiert. Mit insgesamt über 1.000 Beschäftigten am Stammsitz in Bönnigheim und in den mehr als 40 Niederlassungen, Kontaktbüros und Laboren weltweit stellt sich das Unternehmen den aktuellen und globalen Herausforderungen der textilen Welt.

„Gerade das Thema Nachhaltigkeit bei der Herstellung von Textilien beschäftigt uns derzeit intensiv“, erklärt Stefan Mecheels. „Aber auch wenn es um die Digitalisierung von Prozessen bei der Entwicklung von Bekleidung geht, sind wir mit unserem neuen Hohenstein „Digital Fitting Lab“ schon einen großen Schritt weiter. Mit dem Einsatz moderner 3D- und 4D-Technologien auf Basis unserer traditionellen Passform- und Schnitt-Expertise ermitteln wir die perfekte Passform für die Produkte unserer Auftraggeber.“

Zur Eindämmung des Coronavirus müssen derzeit in weiten Teilen des öffentlichen Raums Mund-Nasen-Masken getragen werden. Da gerade auch diese sog. Community Masken gesetzlichen und funktionellen Anforderungen genügen müssen, hat Hohenstein schon seit Frühsommer 2020 ein Qualitätslabel für Geprüfte Community Masken im Angebot. Das Qualitätslabel reiht sich als eigenständiger Qualitätsnachweis in den Kreis der bestehenden Hohenstein Qualitätslabels ein. Diese genießen seit langem eine hohe Glaubwürdigkeit im Handel und beim Verbraucher und bieten einen hohen Wiedererkennungswert am Point of Sale.

Eine weitere clevere Lösung des Prüfdienstleisters ist die Entwicklung einer Hygiene-Monitoring-Box (HyMo-Box), die es ermöglicht, Hygiene-Proben in allen Lebensbereichen zu nehmen und im Labor überprüfen zu lassen.

Jubiläum
Hohenstein plant für Mitte des Jahres eine Pressekonferenz mit Regional- und Fachjournalisten, um dem 75-jährigen Firmenjubiläum auch in der Öffentlichkeit seinen gebührenden Stellenwert einzuräumen. „Dieses Jubiläum feiern wir, weil es uns nicht nur gelungen ist, uns immer wieder an den rasch verändernden Markt anzupassen, sondern auch Entwicklungen durch unsere erfolgreiche Forschungsarbeit vorwegzunehmen. Dafür möchte ich mich vor allem bei unseren Mitarbeitern bedanken, die ganz nach dem Motto We live textiles mit ganz viel Herzblut dabei sind. Ein ganz besonderer Dank gilt auch unseren Kunden, die uns teilweise schon seit Jahrzehnten vertrauen“, so Stefan Mecheels. Er ergänzt: „Ich bin davon überzeugt, dass wir mit unseren Lösungen für die Textilbranche auch künftig gut aufgestellt sind.“

Hochschule Niederrhein erhält 6000 Alltagsmasken von van Laack GmbH (c) Hochschule Niederrhein
Foto (von links): Prof. Maike Rabe, Stephanie Thoma, Prof. Lutz Vossebein, Prof. Robert Groten, Julian Wossack und Christian von Daniels.
13.05.2020

Hochschule Niederrhein erhält 6000 Alltagsmasken von van Laack GmbH

Mönchengladbach - Textilexperten der Hochschule Niederrhein haben das Mönchengladbacher Unternehmen van Laack GmbH dabei unterstützt, Infektionsschutzkittel und FFP2-Schutzmasken zu entwickeln. Von diesen zur Eindämmung der Corona-Pandemie notwendigen Schutzartikeln wurden dem Land Nordrhein-Westfalen inzwischen zehn Millionen Stück zur Verfügung gestellt. Als Dankeschön für die schnelle und fachgerechte Hilfe spendete van Laack 6000 waschbare Alltagsmasken an die Hochschule Niederrhein.

„Mit dieser Geste möchten wir uns bei der Hochschule Niederrhein für die prompte fachliche Unterstützung bei der Entwicklung von Infektionsschutzkitteln und FFP2-Schutzmasken mit Mehrwegkonzept bedanken“, sagte Christian von Daniels, Geschäftsführer des Hemdenherstellers van Laack gestern bei der Übergabe der Spende.

Mönchengladbach - Textilexperten der Hochschule Niederrhein haben das Mönchengladbacher Unternehmen van Laack GmbH dabei unterstützt, Infektionsschutzkittel und FFP2-Schutzmasken zu entwickeln. Von diesen zur Eindämmung der Corona-Pandemie notwendigen Schutzartikeln wurden dem Land Nordrhein-Westfalen inzwischen zehn Millionen Stück zur Verfügung gestellt. Als Dankeschön für die schnelle und fachgerechte Hilfe spendete van Laack 6000 waschbare Alltagsmasken an die Hochschule Niederrhein.

„Mit dieser Geste möchten wir uns bei der Hochschule Niederrhein für die prompte fachliche Unterstützung bei der Entwicklung von Infektionsschutzkitteln und FFP2-Schutzmasken mit Mehrwegkonzept bedanken“, sagte Christian von Daniels, Geschäftsführer des Hemdenherstellers van Laack gestern bei der Übergabe der Spende.

Julian Wossack, Absolvent der Hochschule Niederrhein und Leiter Einkauf und Produktmanagement bei van Laack, hatte zu Beginn der Krise mit der Entwicklung von Alltagsmasken begonnen. Christian von Daniels: „Das hat uns aber nicht zufrieden gestellt, es musste doch in einem Konfektionsunternehmen mehr möglich sein. Dabei war uns der Aspekt der Wiederverwendung der Produkte sehr wichtig, damit der Schutz der Menschen auch mit einem Schutz der Umwelt einhergeht.“

Auf seine Bitte hin wandte sich Julian Wossack an seine ehemalige Professorin Dr. Maike Rabe, Leiterin des Forschungsinstituts für Textil- und Bekleidung der Hochschule Niederrhein. Diese stellte ein Expertenteam zusammen, das sich Gedanken über Materialzusammensetzung, Vliesstoffqualitäten, chemische Ausrüstungen, Filterwirkung, Schnittgestaltung und Schweißverfahren für virendichte Nähte machte. Mit an Bord waren die Professoren Dr. Lutz Vossebein, Dekan des Fachbereichs Textil- und Bekleidungstechnik und Leiter der Öffentlichen Prüfstelle für das Textilwesen, Dr. Robert Groten, Experte für Technische Textilien und Vliesstoffe, Dr. Kerstin Zöll, Expertin für Konfektionstechnologie sowie Stephanie Thoma, Mitarbeiterin im konfektionstechnischen Labor.

„Wir alle waren froh, unser Fachwissen in dieser Krise zur Problemlösung einzusetzen. Anwendungstechnik und Transfer schreiben wir uns ja sowieso auf die Fahnen“, sagte Maike Rabe. Lutz Vossebein ergänzt: „Die Zusammenarbeit hat auch uns beflügelt, sie zeigt wie wichtig der Austausch zwischen den Hochschulen und der Wirtschaft ist. Die Masken werden nun für den Schutz der Mitarbeiterinnen und Mitarbeiter sowie im Bedarfsfall der Studierenden eingesetzt.“

(c) Herzog
17.05.2019

ITMA Countdown – Focus Industry 4.0

  • Herzog: Organic start of Industry 4.0 scenarios with an app
  • Mahlo: Better production results with digital help
  • Lindauer DORNIER: An addition to personalized services

On the occasion of a VDMA press conference themed “ITMA countdown” in Frankfurt, speakers from member companies Lindauer DORNIER, Herzog and Mahlo showed how Industry 4.0 solutions are going to impact the textile process chain and what technologies visitors can expect to see at ITMA 2019. The products examples of the respective companies made clear that Industry 4.0 is no end in itself but helps to improve production processes and results and supplements the range of services.

 

Interview 1

Interview 2

 

  • Herzog: Organic start of Industry 4.0 scenarios with an app
  • Mahlo: Better production results with digital help
  • Lindauer DORNIER: An addition to personalized services

On the occasion of a VDMA press conference themed “ITMA countdown” in Frankfurt, speakers from member companies Lindauer DORNIER, Herzog and Mahlo showed how Industry 4.0 solutions are going to impact the textile process chain and what technologies visitors can expect to see at ITMA 2019. The products examples of the respective companies made clear that Industry 4.0 is no end in itself but helps to improve production processes and results and supplements the range of services.

 

Interview 1

Interview 2

 

Weitere Informationen:
Industry 4.0 ITMA 2019
Quelle:

VDMA

Dissertation and Creativity Award of the German Textile Machinery Foundation 2018 to go to Aachen (c) VDMA. Eric Otto, Susanne Fischer, Dr. Benjamin Weise, Peter D. Dornier (Vorsitzender Walter Reiners-Stiftung), Alon Tal, Jan Merlin Abram (v.l.n.r.)
01.10.2018

Förderpreis Dissertation und Kreativitätspreis der Stiftung des Deutschen Textilmaschinenbaues 2018 gehen nach Aachen

Der Verband des deutschen Maschinenbaus VDMA hat Absolventen des Instituts für Textiltechnik (ITA) der RWTH Aachen University zweifach prämiert – mit dem Förderpreis Dissertation und dem Kreativitätspreis der Walter Reiners-Stiftung des Deutschen Textilmaschinenbaues 2018. ITA-Alumnus Dr. Benjamin Weise wurde mit dem Dissertationspreis für die Entwicklung neuartiger Fasern zur Speicherung elektrischer Ladung ausgezeichnet. Die ITA-Studenten Jan Merlin Abram und Aalon Tal wurden für ihren Leitfaden zur 4D-Produktgestaltung mit dem Kreativitätspreis prämiert. Der Dissertationspreis ist mit 5.000 €, der Kreativitätspreis mit einem einjährigen Stipendium von monatlich je 250 € dotiert. Peter D. Dornier, der Stiftungspräsident der Walter-Reiners-Stiftung und Vorsitzende der Geschäftsführung von Lindauer DORNIER, überreichte die Auszeichnungen am 18. September 2018 anlässlich des 18. Textilmaschinenforums im Digital Capability Center in Aachen.

Graphen revolutioniert all-in-one - Supercaps, Reduzierung von Terahertz-Strahlung und Antistatik

Der Verband des deutschen Maschinenbaus VDMA hat Absolventen des Instituts für Textiltechnik (ITA) der RWTH Aachen University zweifach prämiert – mit dem Förderpreis Dissertation und dem Kreativitätspreis der Walter Reiners-Stiftung des Deutschen Textilmaschinenbaues 2018. ITA-Alumnus Dr. Benjamin Weise wurde mit dem Dissertationspreis für die Entwicklung neuartiger Fasern zur Speicherung elektrischer Ladung ausgezeichnet. Die ITA-Studenten Jan Merlin Abram und Aalon Tal wurden für ihren Leitfaden zur 4D-Produktgestaltung mit dem Kreativitätspreis prämiert. Der Dissertationspreis ist mit 5.000 €, der Kreativitätspreis mit einem einjährigen Stipendium von monatlich je 250 € dotiert. Peter D. Dornier, der Stiftungspräsident der Walter-Reiners-Stiftung und Vorsitzende der Geschäftsführung von Lindauer DORNIER, überreichte die Auszeichnungen am 18. September 2018 anlässlich des 18. Textilmaschinenforums im Digital Capability Center in Aachen.

Graphen revolutioniert all-in-one - Supercaps, Reduzierung von Terahertz-Strahlung und Antistatik

In seiner Dissertation „Entwicklung graphenmodifizierter Multifilamentgarne zur Herstellung textiler Ladungsspeicher“ hat Preisträger Dr. Benjamin Weise neuartige Fasern aus Polyamid-6 und Graphen entwickelt und in textile Flächen überführt. Die neu entstandenen Polyamid-Graphen-Fasern weisen eine Vielzahl von Vorteilen auf:

  • Durch hohe Leistungsfähigkeit im Ladungsspeicherbereich sind sie prädestiniert für den Einsatz in Doppelschichtkondensatoren, sog. Supercaps. Im Vergleich zu Lithium-Ionen-Akkus bieten Supercaps deutlich mehr Leistung und eine längere Lebensdauer. Dank Graphen in der Faser ist es nun erstmals möglich, den Ladungsspeicher direkt in das Textil zu integrieren, ohne dass man dafür einen Akku einnähen muss. Diese neue Faser bietet sich dadurch für den Einsatz in Smart Textiles an, z.B. zukünftig möglich in einem textilen Defibrillator.
  • Die neuen Polyamid-Graphen-Fasern können einfallende elektromagnetische Terahertz-Strahlung auf bis zu 25 % der ursprünglichen Intensität abschwächen. Terahertz-Strahlung bietet u.a. Übertragungsraten von 100 Mbit/sec und ist daher höchst interessant für die hochleistungsfähige Drahtloskommunikation. Die Strahlung könnte jedoch bei großflächiger Anwendung sensible Elektronik wie bspw. in Flugzeugen schädigen. Deshalb ist die Abschirmung der Strahlung von hoher Bedeutung z.B. für die Faserverbundbauteile im Flugzeug, die die Bordelektronik schützen.
  • Ausrüstungen, die Personen gegen eine Gefährdung ihrer Sicherheit und Gesundheit schützen, sollten sich nicht elektrisch aufladen können. Polyamid-Graphen-Fasern sind antistatisch, verhindern dies und daher wichtig z.B. in Sicherheitskleidung oder der persönlichen Schutzausrüstung. 

Das Entwickeln eines Pilotprozesses zu graphenmodifizierten Fasern und die Herstellung von Demonstratoren in der textilen Fläche sind bisher neuartig und der Grund für die Preisverleihung an Dr. Weise. Aufgrund seiner hervorragenden Eigenschaften fördert die Europäische Union die Forschung an Graphen im Rahmen des „Graphene Flagship“ mit einer Milliarde Euro (Quelle: http://graphene-flagship.eu/project/Pages/About-Graphene-Flagship.aspx).

Modulare Produktgestaltung von 4D-Produkten ist nun vereinfacht möglich

Wie können dreidimensionale Produkte über die Zeit gezielt ihre Form verändern und somit „vierdimensional“ werden? Antworten auf diese Frage liefern die Studenten Jan Merlin Abram und Aalon Tal in ihrer Projektarbeit „Leitfaden zur Auslegung hybrider morphender Textilien am Beispiel eines Scharniers“, für die sie mit dem Kreativitätspreis ausgezeichnet wurden. In ihrer Arbeit bieten die Studenten eine Guideline zur Entwicklung eines vierdimensionalen Textils von der Idee bis zum Demonstrator an. Vierdimensionale Textilien bestehen z. B. aus einem Hybridmaterial aus elastischem Textil, auf dem dreidimensionale Strukturen aufgedruckt sind. Die vierte Dimension beschreibt dabei die Veränderung der Form und/oder einer Eigenschaft über einen definierten Zeitraum hinweg (= morphend).  Diese Veränderung wird durch Einflüsse von außen wie bspw. Licht und Wärme hervorgerufen.

Jedes Jahr verleiht die Stiftung des Deutschen Textilmaschinenbaues Förderpreise für die beste Dissertation, Diplom- bzw. Masterarbeit sowie den Kreativitätspreis für die cleverste Studienarbeit. Weitere Preise wurden an Eric Otto, ITM Dresden, und Susanne Fischer, Hochschule Reutlingen, verliehen.

Quelle:

Institut für Textiltechnik of RWTH Aachen University

ITA

VDMA: Regina Brückner New Chairperson of Textile Machinery Association © VDMA
(v.l.n.r.): Chairperson and Vice Chairpersons of the Textile Machinery Association: Regina Brückner, Fritz P. Mayer, Verena Thies.
02.11.2017

VDMA: Regina Brückner neue Vorsitzende des Fachverbands Textilmaschinen

Berlin / Frankfurt am Main – Regina Brückner, Geschäftsführende Gesellschafterin der Brückner Trockentechnik, ist neue Vorsitzende des VDMA Fachverbands Textilmaschinen. Die Unternehmerin aus Leonberg wurde im Rahmen der Mitgliederversammlung des Fachverbands in Berlin gewählt. Komplettiert wird die neue Führungsspitze durch Verena Thies, Thies Textilmaschinen, und Fritz P. Mayer, Karl Mayer Textilmaschinenfabrik, die zu Vize-Vorsitzenden gewählt wurden.

Regina Brückner erklärte nach ihrer Wahl: „Ich freue mich, mit Frau Thies und Herrn Mayer zwei Stellvertreter an meiner Seite zu haben, die sich gut ergänzen. Herr Mayer ist eine Unternehmerpersönlichkeit mit jahrzehntelanger Erfahrung, die er mittlerweile als Vorsitzender des europäischen Textilmaschinenbau-Verbandes CEMATEX einbringt. Frau Thies hat schon früh Verantwortung im Familienbetrieb übernommen und ist seit 2009 für die Traditionsfirma Thies im internationalen Textilmaschinengeschäft tätig.“

Berlin / Frankfurt am Main – Regina Brückner, Geschäftsführende Gesellschafterin der Brückner Trockentechnik, ist neue Vorsitzende des VDMA Fachverbands Textilmaschinen. Die Unternehmerin aus Leonberg wurde im Rahmen der Mitgliederversammlung des Fachverbands in Berlin gewählt. Komplettiert wird die neue Führungsspitze durch Verena Thies, Thies Textilmaschinen, und Fritz P. Mayer, Karl Mayer Textilmaschinenfabrik, die zu Vize-Vorsitzenden gewählt wurden.

Regina Brückner erklärte nach ihrer Wahl: „Ich freue mich, mit Frau Thies und Herrn Mayer zwei Stellvertreter an meiner Seite zu haben, die sich gut ergänzen. Herr Mayer ist eine Unternehmerpersönlichkeit mit jahrzehntelanger Erfahrung, die er mittlerweile als Vorsitzender des europäischen Textilmaschinenbau-Verbandes CEMATEX einbringt. Frau Thies hat schon früh Verantwortung im Familienbetrieb übernommen und ist seit 2009 für die Traditionsfirma Thies im internationalen Textilmaschinengeschäft tätig.“

Dem neuen Vorstand für die Wahlperiode bis 2021 gehören an:
Regina Brückner (Vorsitzende), Brückner Trockentechnik
Verena Thies (Stellvertreterin), Thies
Fritz P. Mayer (Stellvertreter), Karl Mayer Textilmaschinenfabrik
Johann Phillip Dilo, Oskar Dilo Maschinenfabrik
Peter D. Dornier, Lindauer Dornier
Arno Gärtner, Karl Mayer Textilmaschinenfabrik
Roland Hampel, A. Monforts Textilmaschinen
Dr. Janpeter Horn, Herzog
Markus Kleindorp, Memminger-Iro
Martin Küppers, Saurer Schlafhorst
Georg Stausberg, Oerlikon Textile
Andreas Lukas, Andritz Küsters
Benjamin Mayer, Mayer & Cie.     
Eric Schöller, Groz-Beckert
Heinrich Trützschler, Trützschler

Weitere Informationen:
VDMA Textilmaschinen Regina Brückner
Quelle:

VDMA